Church News
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Women's Ministries, Bible Study Women's Ministries and Bible Study meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army in Seaford, next to Food Lion. The third Tuesday of every month the group meets in the Bethany Unit at the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road. For more information, call Envoy Debbie Engel at 668-7412.

Free weekly soup social A free weekly soup social is held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. For details call 875-4233.

Gospel Cafe Every Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. there is a Gospel Cafe in the Fellowship Hall at Laurel Baptist Church. Free Christian entertainment, live bands, local talent.Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd., Laurel.

Trip to Camden Yards Centenary United Methodist Church (Sunshine Sunday School Class) is sponsoring a baseball trip to Camden Yards, Saturday, Aug. 27, to see the Orioles vs. Yankees. Game time is 1:05 p.m. Bus leaves Centenary Church parking lot at 8 a.m. Cost of the trip is $55, which includes the bus trip and ticket.Contact Ron Scott at 875-2823.

Old Christ Church schedule Old Christ Church in Laurel announces the following services and events for the remainder of 2011.
  • Sunday services:Every first Sunday, June through September, at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m., Annual Blessing of the Animals
  • Sunday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m., Scott Family concert
  • Thursday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m., Thanksgiving service
  • In December a service of lessons and carols will be held. The exact date will be announced at a later time.

MEGA Sports Camp Central Worship Center located at 14545 Sycamore Rd., in Laurel, will hold a MEGA Sports Camp for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, July 25-29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Early bird registration is $10; regular ticket price is $15. Cost includes quality sports training, a t-shirt, snacks and fun awards. To register, visit For more information, visit 875-7995.

Sign language classes Basic/conversational sign language classes will be offered Mondays through Aug. 15, 4:30-5:30 or 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Cost is $20 and scholarships are available. Call or text Beth Elzey at 542-5774 or Lynn Kohler at 410-300-6405.

Sportsman's Banquet The 1st Annual Sportsman's Banquet at Laurel Wesleyan Church, Laurel, is Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 7 p.m. The event will be catered by Famous Dave's BBQ and features speaker/comedian Joey Hancock, outdoor activities, hayride, petting zoo and games and includes the following vendors - Gander Mountain, Holly Swamp Taxidermy, Old Hitch Outfitters, Quality Deer Mgmt., and Devastator Game Calls. Tickets are $20, ages 6 and under are free with an adult ticket. For more information, contact the church office at 875-5380 or Jon Columna at

Concerts at Lighthouse Church The Lighthouse Church in Laurel presents "Not Too Late," a classic rock band, Saturday, July 30. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concerts start at 7 p.m.

Cost is $4 at the door, free for kids 12 and under. The church is located at 27225 Kaye Road in Laurel. For more information, visit

St. Luke's Newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. Our "Luke's Letter" is published quarterly and will be available on our website: You can also join our email list if you send a request to St. Luke's service of Holy Eucharist is Sunday at 9 a.m. For more information call St. Luke's office at 629-7979.

New phone directory The Centenary United Methodist Women of Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel are preparing a new phone directory for Laurel. Anyone that would like to advertise or make a correction should call 875-3983. If there is no answer leave a message and we will call you back.

Summer hours at Centenary During the month of August, Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel, will have one service each Sunday at 10 a.m.Sunday School for all ages will begin at 9 a.m.Effective Sept. 4, Centenary UMC will return to its normal schedule of Contemporary Worship at 8:45 a.m. and Traditional Worship at 11 a.m. All are welcome to come and worship with us each week.

'Spiritual Enlightenment' planned Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, will hold a "Spiritual Enlightenment for Men and Women" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. A free will offering will be taken. Activities include: 9:30 a.m.-Continental Breakfast 10-11:30 a.m.-"Overcoming Obstacles" with the Rev. Jay Broadnax of Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church, Philadelphia, Pa. 11:45-1:15 p.m.-"Prayer, My Highest Calling: Developing a Lifestyle of Prayer" with the Rev. Maerena W. Poole of Hubert A.M.E. Church, Frederica 1:15 p.m.-Lunch For more information, contact the Rev. Idola W. Batson at 629-3119.

Gethsemane holds VBS Gethsemane United Methodist Church located at 2701 Woodland Ferry Road, Seaford, invites families to Vacation Bible School - Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid," on Aug. 1-5. Families step back in time at Hometown Nazareth, exploring what it was like to live in the town where Jesus grew up. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Jesus' mom, Mary. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration – a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved. Hometown Nazareth will run from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. For more information, call 536-1742.

Outdoor Gospel Concert St. George's UMC church will host their 3rd annual Outdoor Gospel Concert on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Talent will be provided by Deep Creek Revival, Pickn Pals, Jimmy Passwaters and Richard Lindale. Food and drinks will be available for sale including Em-ings Chicken. Be sure to bring a lawn chair for a night of Christian fellowship on St. George's Road between Delmar and Laurel.

No Name Band to perform The No Name Band will be at the Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, on Friday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. The church is located on Laws Street, Bridgeville. For further information, please contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.